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812 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews
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Darwould
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
120 forum posts
20 helpful votes
This cruise was for the New Zealand Destinations... with a lot of great port stops along the way. Noordam is our fifth HA ship, and much the same facilities as the others. It seemed that the temperature control was much better than some ... Read more
navybankerteacher
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
11,030 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having long wanted to visit Hawaii, and disinclined to take any more flights than necessary, I saw this as a perfect opportunity to escape some of winter. Additionally, we have a Navy Seal grandson stationed at San Diego, so the two ... Read more
caribbean17
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This is the third cruise that we have done with Holland America Line (HAL) First was the Alaska cruise from Vancouver 2014 - beautiful scenery and an excellent cruise on the MS Zuierdam. Second cruise was January 2016 - 21 night ... Read more
observer2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
107 forum posts
7 helpful votes
After spending 48 days on the Ms. Amsterdam last fall, plus reading comments about Koningsdam on Cruise Critic, I was anxious to assess the new Ms. Koningsdam. THE GOOD. The Koningsdam is a beautiful ship and is a wonderful ... Read more
laura bertolo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Ship and room: The ship was very nicely decorated and designed. Our biggest issue was the design of the bathroom toilet. But according to other guests we are not the only people to complain about this. My husband couldn't sit on the toilet ... Read more
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jay.patterson@sbcglobal.n
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We just returned from our trip to Indonesia. This was our 20 something cruise. We've tried to think of something to review that hasn't already been mentioned to help future travelers. First, some positives: 1. Indonesian serve ... Read more
porsena
Member Since 2007
1 review
524 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Like the colour scheme, which is more subdued than I remember on the other 3 Vista class ships, Food in the MDR seemed a step up over our last cruise on Eurodam. The wait staff have changed from pen and paper to tablets, with a noticeable ... Read more
Ray23
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was our 16th cruise but only our second with HAL. We had a particularly bad trip with them in 2016, but decided to give them a second chance (we also got a great deal on the price!) We had to catch the ship in Auckland so flew out ... Read more
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Zumba dancing queen
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have been on 10 HA cruises, 20 in all, and this one was perfect! We wanted to try the new ship to see the difference. Our suite was quiet and nicely appointed with marble table tops, designer molding and a slate floor in the bath. ... Read more
CherryG
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Holland American cruise, the second on this ship. We upgraded to a Signature Suite (room 6063), and loved it. We'd had a Neptune Suite once before, and felt this was more than enough room for two. A big plus was the ... Read more
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Marycook
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Friends liked the itenary and chose the 21day package as they were interested in the ports, we joined them for the last 10 days. Cabin and cabin staff good. Ship and washrooms clean. Loved it when the captain announced a whale sighting. ... Read more
serial_traveler
Member Since 2005
1 review
136 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I have enjoyed mostly every cruise on Holland. One of mine was not so good, but that was do to a typhoon from Russia that hit us after we stopped at Sitka. It was very scary and they chained the doors shut so no one would be foolish enough ... Read more
Keeversdad
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Holland America generally appeals to an older crowd and as a couple in their mid-sixties we were definitely among the youngest onboard. The Zuiderdam is starting to show her age (a 2002 build) with some upgrades made. We were told that ... Read more
jazq20a
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was very misrepresented in the website and available information from the cruise line. It was only "back to back cruises" not a separate all in one cruise. entertainment and activities were mostly repeated the second two ... Read more
sandij
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,895 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We just returned from a wonderful 11 days in the Southern Caribbean, had beautiful warm weather although we returned to cold rain in Fort Lauderdale. The ship was well maintained and easy to travel in. We had a aft balcony room that ... Read more
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CessnaGuy182
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are a 3 star Mariner with Holland America working towards our 4 star. We go away every winter and liked the itinerary of this cruise. We were on for a total of 42 days. We like to listen to the piano and violin entertainment with a ... Read more
worldvisitors
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose the cruise for 2 reasons. To experience the Brand with a view to using them again and to see the destinations on this trip. That was - Hong Kong down to Indonesia. The ship is dated and the air con is ferocious everywhere. People ... Read more
Estomvhe
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We choose the 10 Day Cruise instead of the 11 Day because we liked the only being at sea 1 day between ports. We drove from Iowa to Ft Lauderdale and arrived in time to embark without a long waits or lines. Parking was very close to the ... Read more
Cruise planning
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
We choose this ship because of the Inspirational Group Mercy Me, wanted to try this new ship, and had never visited Key West. My husband read some reviews the day before we left and he wondered why we were on that ship after reading so ... Read more
Ladyrdhd
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My boyfriend and I both wanted to experience Central America and go through the Panama Canal. For Christmas he surprised me with a cruise. He had experienced Holland America cruising before, and raved about it. This was my first time on ... Read more
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bbeachgal
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
101 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have taken this cruise twice already. We like the ports, and it is a 14 day which we enjoy just the right amount of time to get away. We are retired and just go on the cruise to enjoy the pampering we get. The staff on the Oosterdam ... Read more
rfurth
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Wanted to see South America and enjoy life aboard the Zaandam. Trouble first started at the Casino where I was supposed to get $75 of free play. It took 3 days and a lot of fighting with the casino manager to get the money. Next was the ... Read more
TexasDavid7
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
136 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was a "Bucket List" cruise for me and an "I'm along for the ride" cruise for my DW. We are 3 Star Cruisers with HAL. We had spectacular views and also appalling views of poverty. Embarkation: The ship is a good ... Read more
SoBe2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
623 forum posts
34 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on a short notice three weeks before sailaway. Having had a focus on Celebrity Cruises before, we were in the mood to try something new, since Celebrity turned towards a path in the past, which was more and more not ... Read more
Up4Travel69
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise as I was interested in a January cruise and this was the newest ship for the mature traveler. The ship is very fresh and clean and quite easy to maneuver if you've ever been on a cruise before. This was close to my ... Read more
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